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HIGLAS

HIGLAS

HIGLAS Video *NEW*

The HIGLAS video summarizes CGS’ transition from the DME Shared System to the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS) financial accounting system.

If you would prefer to watch on YouTube, click here.

 

HIGLAS Letters

La versión en español de este comunicado se encuentra a continuación

As a DMEPOS supplier you received a letter from CGS Jurisdiction C regarding Medicare payment system changes. A copy of the letter you received is herePDF.

In summary of the letter, effective February 14, 2020, Jurisdiction C will transition our financial accounting system from the DME Shared System (VMS) to the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS). The DME MAC will continue to use VMS for claim processing activities. Suppliers will continue to file claims and appeals as they do today. Please continue to submit claims and appeal requests as normal.

As we prepare for the HIGLAS transition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a temporary waiver of the claims processing payment floor for paper and electronic claims.

What does this all mean to suppliers?

  • On February 11, 2020, the payment floor will be reduced to 7 days for electronic clams and 14 days for paper claims.
  • On February 12, 2020, the payment floor will be reduced to zero days for electronic and paper claims and payments will be released for claims that have already been approved for payment.
  • The temporary reduction of the payment floor will result in payments being issued early. This may give the appearance that your cash revenues have increased but your claims may have simply paid earlier than usual.
  • Following the Jurisdiction C transition to HIGLAS, CGS will resume normal cycles on February 18, 2020.
  • Payments will not be issued February 17-19, 2020.
  • Suppliers will experience a temporary gap in most payment activity because most claims will have been paid early due to the temporary payment floor reductions.
  • As we transition, there is potential for temporary interrupts in the financial information available on the Interactive Voice Response (IVR), the myCGS web portal, and online remittance advices.
  • There will be some visual changes to remittance advices and demand letters after transition. The changes to the visual appearance of the remittance advices and demand letters will be permanent.
  • After transitioning to HIGLAS, when two or more suppliers are affiliated and have the same Tax Identification Number (TIN), payments may be withheld from one supplier to collect another supplier's overpayments. Overpayment collections from affiliated suppliers will begin once HIGLAS is implemented.

CGS is committed to keeping suppliers informed of the HIGLAS implementation. The aforementioned dates are subject to change. Updated information regarding HIGLAS will be provided on this site.


Como proveedor de DMEPOS, usted recibió una carta de parte de CGS Jurisdicción C acerca de los cambios en el sistema de pago de Medicare.La copia de la carta que recibió está aquíPDF.

En resumen la carta menciona que efectivo Febrero 14, 2020 la Jurisdicción C hará la transición del actual sistema financiero contable "DME Shared System (VMS)" al "Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS)". El DME MAC continuará con el uso del VMS para las actividades de procesamiento de reclamaciones. Los proveedores continuarán enviando reclamaciones y apelaciones igual a como lo hacen hoy. Por favor continúe enviando las reclamaciones y apelaciones normalmente.

Mientras nos preparamos para la transición a HIGLAS, los Centros de Servicio de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS) aprobaron una excepción temporal de las reclamaciones en papel y electrónicas en proceso en el piso de pago.

Que significa esto para los proveedores?

  • En Febrero 11, 2020, el piso de pago será reducido a 7 dias para las reclamaciones electrónicas y 14 dias para las reclamaciones en papel.
  • En Febrero 12, 2020 el piso de pago será reducido a cero dias para las reclamaciones electrónicas y en papel y se liberarán los pagos de las reclamaciones que ya hayan sido aprobadas para pago.
  • La reducción temporal del piso de pago tendrá como resultado que las reclamaciones se paguen mas temprano. Esto puede dar la apariencia de que sus ingresos en efectivo han aumentado, pero lo que sucede es simplemente que sus reclamaciones se han pagado antes de lo usual.
  • Después de la transición de la Jurisdicción C a HIGLAS, CGS reanudará los ciclos normales en Febrero 18, 2020.
  • No se harán pagos en Febrero 17-19, 2020.
  • Los proveedores experimentarán una interrupción temporal de la mayoría de la actividad de pago debido a que la mayoría de las reclamaciones habrán sido pagadas antes como consecuencia de la reducción temporal del piso de pago.
  • Mientras hacemos la transición, existe el potencial de interrupciones temporales en la disponibilidad de la información financiera en el Sistema Interactivo de Voz (IVR), el portal de myCGS y las notificaciones de la remesa en línea.
  • Después de la transición, habrán algunos cambios visuales en las notificaciones de la remesa y en las cartas de solicitud. Los cambios en la apariencia visual de las notificaciones de la remesa y de las cartas de solicitud, serán permanentes.
  • Después de la transición a HIGLAS, cuando dos o mas suplidores están afiliados y tienen el mismo Número de Identificación de Impuestos (TIN), los pagos de un suplidor pueden ser retenidos para recaudar los sobrepagos del otro suplidor. El recaudo de los sobrepagos de los suplidores afiliados comenzará una vez que HIGLAS sea implementado.

CGS está comprometido a mantener a los suplidores informados acerca de la implementación de HIGLAS. Las fechas mencionadas anteriormente están sujetas a cambio. La información actualizada acerca de HIGLAS se brindará en este sito.

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